Species Details

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Putitor Mahseer Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Tor putitora
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Golden Mahseer
Habitat : Streams,Riverine pools,Lakes
Description : Putitor mahseer is a large fish with 2 pairs of barbels.Upper jaw is slightly longer and lips are thick and fleshy.Body is greenish-silvery above and sides silvery with a touch of gold.Scales are golden with dark base formed by minute black dots.Fins are yellow.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Shahtaj Islam Sakaal, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: www.fishbase.in, Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 23).photo credit and copyright:Jensen,Johnny([email protected]),www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.